Trusted information about memory disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on memory loss and amnesia.
Worried about your memory?
Everyone forgets things from time to time, but the memory loss associated with dementia is different. Significant changes in memory are not normal at any age and should be investigated by a doctor as soon as possible.
Memory aids in the home and dementia
Trusted information about dementia and memory aids in the home, including how to help the person with dementia feel safe, comfortable and independent
Amnesia is loss of memory that is usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about what it is, causes and ways to live with amnesia.
Is 'baby brain' real?
Researchers at Deakin University who investigated 'baby brain' found that cognitive function and memory are affected in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Dementia and driving
Dementia can affect your memory, concentration, judgement and vision, which can make driving a car more difficult. Learn about how it can affect driving and when you may need to stop.
Alzheimer's disease symptoms
No two cases of Alzheimer's disease are ever the same because different people react in different ways to the condition. Learn more about signs and symptoms.
Confirming a diagnosis of dementia can be difficult, particularly when the condition is in its early stages. Find out how dementia is diagnosed.
Because there are a number of different types of dementia, there can be varying symptoms. Find out about dementia symptoms.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.